Ryze’s Best Of Success – March 2012

Note: The intro to the Best Of Success Posts is always the same, so if you want to get straight to the goodness: click here.

So, I’ve seen lots of those best of the web lists, and I feel they’re a great idea.

Usually though, I find them a bit overwhelming, and I’m a wisdom-, knowledge-, data- fiend.

A quick story:

When I was younger, I had a collection of 83,000 mp3s. I even setup an FTP that was running 24/7 where other music lovers would send me their recommendations, and take mine. The collection was all hand-collected, curated, and organized. Eighty. Three. Thousand. Nearly a life’s work.

Eventually the terabytes of songs got thrown in the trash when I was evicted, but regardless, it was quite the selection, eh?

That’s the thing, it was too much selection.

People like bite-sized. People like choices, but they usually like choices in threes.

I figure the same thing applies to the blog-post round-ups.

I got to thinking about music, and my foray into DJing (another artform I’m not too shabby at :D), and I realized the service that DJ’s provide, is that they offer you a beautiful, refined blend of songs that suits you — their audience.

So, I want to do something similar.

I’ve decided to release a Best Of Success series, where each Best Of post will contain three (yes, 3!) posts that I found to be:


Exaggeration? Maybe but In any given time period, I find there are usually 3 things that powerfully catch my attention, and those are the one’s I want to share with you. They are really, really good.

So here goes March’s ‘triple’ 😉

Best Of Success – March 2012

Boost Blog Traffic  

14 Ways To Get More Comments

Jon Morrow, who I’ve always loved, read, and listen to but for some reason hadn’t engaged until now, is one of, if not the most passionate blogger I know.

Read his stuff. It’ll change your life and not only that it’s emotional (thank God).

Firepole Marketing  

How I Wrote 14 Posts And 17,481 Words In 6 Days

Danny Iny, has effectively converted me into a fan boy of sorts. I mention him often and always in glowing terms.

Known as the Freddy Kruger of blogging ("whenever you turn around, he’s there!"), and this post gets into the meat of how he writes so much, and how you can to.

Nurturing Creativity  

Are We Raising Followers Or Creative Leaders?

Denise is one of the most insightful (and feminine) bloggers around, and she really lives up to her blog’s name.

(Note: don’t get me started on femininity; let’s just say she’s a breath of fresh air and is proud of her time as a Victoria’s Secret manager.)

There’s tons of creative people in the world, but how often are they nurtured?

Exactly. Well Denise sheds light on creative things and her posts will move you. She deserves way more attention, so go now, give her yours, and have your creativity amped up in return.

So there you have it, Ryze’s Best Of Success ‘triple-threat’, what do you think? Want more? Still here? Sheesh, go check out the posts, see if they rock your world like they rock mine.

Let me know in the comments :)


    • Thanks so much, Danny! I gotta say, when you stand for something and rep hard, delivering value like you do, it’s no surprise to me people want to pay tribute and share your value.

      It helps us all, a karma economy of sorts :)

  1. Nothin’ but love for you J :)

    Thanks for sharing my work. And I absolutely love Jon Morrow’s work.. always have. It’s so genuine and always helpful advice. Great choice for your top 3 for the month.

    • “Feel the love / feel the love / feel the looo-oooove” – Klaas

      My pleasure Denise, thanks for inspiring!

      Agreed — and I’m beginning to think the entire blog community loves Jon — good, gives me something to surpass 😉

  2. You sure know how to pick ’em, Jason!

    Jon and Danny are always on my blogging radar — can’t shower them with ENOUGH accolades. :)

    And it looks like my antennae just picked up a super cool signal — Denise! She sounds like my cup of (blogging) tea.

    Very nice of you to put well-oiled and worthy people in the spotlight.

    • Ahhh, you’re appreciation is lovely :)

      Yeah, they’re all absolutely amazing people, and I feel truly blessed to read them. Denise + Danny I’m rather close with as well, and I truly treasure those relationships (sniff, Jon, soon man, soon).

      I’m psyched for April’s best of now 😛

  3. Hey Jason,
    I went the fast way and jumped to the content. Great initiative on putting the spotlight (in a nice way) on a few fellow bloggers.
    Then I jumped back again to read the prelude of your post. You’re kidding? 83,000 mp3’s? That’s 221days of continuous music! Awesome!

    • Awesome, Jan, great to have you here!

      Yeup, I love applauding + promoting others, lord knows plenty do it for me 😀

      Hahaha… yep, 83,000+ actually — and an even better of the story, the 4 hard drives and all the DVDs ended up in the trash when I was evicted 😛

      I toldja I had a history of pirating more than most 😉

      221 days? Nice calculations man 😉

  4. Hi Jason,

    I thought I’d come over to your blog and say “hi”.

    I liked the idea of having 3 links in a post. I think this is just right. I recently responded to the 7 Links Challenge, and was concerned all the links might be too overwhelming.

    I loved Jon Morrow’s post on how to get more comments. Thanks for sharing.

    • Thanks so much for stopping by and thinking of Ryze, Hiten, I really appreciate it!

      I wanted to do something different than the best of posts on the web, and focusing on 3 quality one’s just ‘felt right’ :)

      Now that you’re here, you may enjoy the super-interesting and hot-button discussion going on here:




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